Comments on: Wright speaks out, does he clear the air? http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/04/28/wright-speaks-out-does-he-clear-the-air/ Tracking U.S. politics Wed, 16 Nov 2016 03:39:51 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: roger http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/04/28/wright-speaks-out-does-he-clear-the-air/comment-page-1/#comment-356153 Wed, 30 Apr 2008 18:32:01 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/04/28/wright-speaks-out-does-he-clear-the-air/#comment-356153 EXACTLY jcoop77! I’m tired of people saying that Mr. Wright isn’t in the running. Yeah, we know that. HOWEVER, Obama’s association with a person of such polarizing ideas needs to be called into question. That shows his complete lack of sense. You can’t tell me that the few sound bites that have been played are the only outrageous things Mr. Wright has said during Obama’s 20 year association with him. It says something about Obama’s character when he’s only NOW disassociating himself with the “preacher” after everything has come to light. Wake UP America!

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By: jcoop77 http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/04/28/wright-speaks-out-does-he-clear-the-air/comment-page-1/#comment-355769 Wed, 30 Apr 2008 01:52:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/04/28/wright-speaks-out-does-he-clear-the-air/#comment-355769 When you consider someone you do not know for a job, (like a brand new Senator with no real legislative history though he is a fabulous orator), it is perfectly reasonable to ask for character references, or more valid, to search them out. Using Wright to have another data point on Obama IS valid.

Furthermore, Obama’s link to Wright shows poor judgement.

Wright’s speech in Washington revealed NOTHING new about the man. So why did Obama disown him now ??? Sorry Barack…. A bit disingenous and way too late.

Wright’s DC appearance at the National Press Club ( organized by a Barbara Reynolds, a Clinton supporter )seems to be the greatest coup yet for the Hillary.

When she succeeds at knocking him out, will we have somthing worse than black no-show in Nov? How about another Watts or Rodney King riots? It is not impossible.

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By: Jesse http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/04/28/wright-speaks-out-does-he-clear-the-air/comment-page-1/#comment-355738 Tue, 29 Apr 2008 11:12:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/04/28/wright-speaks-out-does-he-clear-the-air/#comment-355738 I am in agreement with Nadia: Rev. Wright is not running for office, so who cares? By paying attention to such frivolous things instead of concentrating on what really matters – which candidate would make the best president – people are doing a big disservice to the democratic process. Rev. Wright can say whatever he wants, but it should not be tied into Obama’s campaign. This tiny flame that was created by Rev. Wright has been made into a forest fire, providing the perfect distraction.

Politics are vile enough without falling for the tactics of the political spin that manipulates the minds of the voters, especially in such a weary race for the nomination. While I do not agree with Wright’s philosophies, nor do not condone Hillary Clinton cashing in on this controversy by exploiting it beyond all recognition.

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By: Louis http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/04/28/wright-speaks-out-does-he-clear-the-air/comment-page-1/#comment-355732 Tue, 29 Apr 2008 05:46:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/04/28/wright-speaks-out-does-he-clear-the-air/#comment-355732 Kiel and Jullian, I’m sorry you feel that way but Wright was on point. He explained himself just fine, and he was right as far as Obama is concerned as well. Obama yes, distanced himself from the clips being played on TV, but had the whole sermon been aired I can guarantee he would not have. The sermon was on point. What he said is exactly how Blacks feel whether they want to be honest with their White peers or not. If you heard his whole sermon and feel that what he said was racist, then you only listened to hear the controversial parts as the media portrayed so. If you listen and hear the words before during and after common sense explains exactly what he meant. That’s why there is only 4 post.

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By: Jillian http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/04/28/wright-speaks-out-does-he-clear-the-air/comment-page-1/#comment-355727 Tue, 29 Apr 2008 03:19:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/04/28/wright-speaks-out-does-he-clear-the-air/#comment-355727 Let’s face it, Jeremiah Wright is a selfish and pompous individual who’s taking advantage of his time to shine, with no regard for the damage it might have on his long time friend Barack Obama’s campaign. If he cared at all for the hard work and dedication Senator Obama has put into his fight for the nomination, you would think he could bite his tongue for the time if, based on nothing more, than respect for Senator Obama. I think what he has done is digusting. Having said that, I fully realize that he is his own person and his opinions are just that…his own. Yet, if I am to believe that this man has been Senator Obama’s “spiritual advisor” for the last two decades, and they share NONE of the same beliefs…I would be crazy. If I disagreed w/ the ongoing sermons of my Reverend I sure wouldn’t sit in his pews to listen to his words every Sunday for 20 years. I don’t see how Rev. Wright’s flippant and conceited behavior could not make people think twice.

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By: Kiel http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/04/28/wright-speaks-out-does-he-clear-the-air/comment-page-1/#comment-355721 Tue, 29 Apr 2008 01:48:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/04/28/wright-speaks-out-does-he-clear-the-air/#comment-355721 Rev. Jeremiah Wright sure knows how to spin a story. Lets face it, none of the malicious quotes we have been hearing were taken out of context or twisted to “attack the black church”. He has been a fiery racist preacher for a lot longer than Mr. Obama has been running his presedential campaign. That being said, I think it was a big mistake for Mr. Obama to associate Wright with the campaign (“Spiritual Advisor” was his title) at all in the first place. Every time Mr. Wright refers to “the cultural majority” or “racist america”, he is putting out a racist message that leads to black on white racism and vice-versa. I don’t think that kind of message is true, nor is it what white Obama supporters want to hear. Yes there is a societal ill in America called racism. It is as big and important of a problem as it has ever been, and will continue as long as people like Jeremiah Wright are preaching to devout followers.
I personally think that organized religion as a whole is a detriment to society. History has shown us the devastation that corrupt religious and govt. officials have wrought against innocent people of the world. It is a manipulative entity that must be stopped. That is why I believe all religious organizations regardless of their political affiliations should be stripped of their 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status.

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By: Nadia http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2008/04/28/wright-speaks-out-does-he-clear-the-air/comment-page-1/#comment-355719 Tue, 29 Apr 2008 00:39:44 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/2008/04/28/wright-speaks-out-does-he-clear-the-air/#comment-355719 Who. Cares. It’s getting a little ridiculous

When will people realize Rev. Jeremiah Wright is not running for office? Why do people (even broadcast anchors from national media networks) keep asking if his rhetoric makes good political sense in the Democratic ’08 race or if he’s a good politician in the Democratic ’08 race? A good politician?? Rev. Wright’s name is not on the ballot! Let all this dragging out of unimportant issues remain outside of the elections. We’ve heard his stance. If we want to discuss him further, it shouldn’t be within the context of him running for office, because he’s not running for office!

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